BHT is a synthetic antioxidant commonly used as a preservative in skincare products. It inhibits the oxidation of oils and fats and prevents the spoilage and rancidity of products to extend their shelf life. BHT may also provide some antioxidant benefits to protect products from degradation because of exposure to air and light.


Butylated Hydroxytoluene


BHT is a synthetic compound that's created through chemical processes.


BHT is generally considered safe for topical use in skincare products and is well-tolerated on most skin, but some with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions, especially in higher concentrations.


Preserves Product

BHT prevents the oxidation of oils and fats that can lead to spoilage and rancidity. This helps to extend the shelf life of skincare products and ensure their longevity and efficacy.

Improves Product Stability

BHT improves the stability of products so they maintain their intended properties and effectiveness over time.

Protects against Environmental Damage

While primarily used as a preservative, BHT has mild antioxidant properties that can protect against free radical damage that causes premature aging.